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“Better drowned than duffers, if not duffers won’t drown” – Arthur Ransome

(Proof that your parents have a major influence on what you become)

Outdoor Education

Archie learned a valuable lesson last night. He decided to go off into the woods on the edge of the hill ground to test his new jungle hammock and basha (also known as a tarp or bivi). 304 more words

J is for Jenny and Josh

Somehow when it came to choosing a profession (or two) I picked a couple that really don’t make a ton of money – writing fiction and farming. 136 more words


#24 - Read all the BBC Top 100 books: Progress update

At the time of my last progress update (September 2013) I had been reading at an average rate of one book per month and was worried that I wouldn’t complete the list before my 40th birthday.  1,030 more words

Ongoing Challenges


By some mistake of fortune, I was born American and in the nineties rather than English before the stock market collapse. I’ve never been able to find anyone to blame for this slight miscommunication, so I’ve been forced to make due—however unwillingly. 680 more words